June 5, 2013

Light Fluffy Pikelets

I've tried a few Pikelet recipes over the years but this recipe is fail proof.  From Exclusively Food, I usually make these light and fluffy Pikelets for morning tea once or twice a week.

1 cup self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons caster sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg (recipe recommends using eggs with a minimum weight of 59gms)
20g butter, melted
Extra butter to grease pan

Sift flour, baking soda and caster sugar together in a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
Using a whisk or fork, beat milk and egg in a small bowl until combined.
Pour milk and egg mixture into the well.

Gradually incorporate the flour into the milk mixture whisking until a smooth batter forms.
Mix in melted butter.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
Light grease with butter.
Drop tablespoons of the mixture into the frypan.  Dropping the mixture from the tip of the tablespoon will give a round shape to the pikelets.  Don't overfill the frypan as this will make turning the pikelets difficult.  Cook until several bubbles appear on the surface (this should take about one minute).

Turn pikelets over using an egg slice and cook until golden brown.

Remove cooked pikelets from pan and repeat with remaining batter, lightly greasing pan between each batch.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
Enjoy x


  1. After 30 years of making the same tired recipe I tried these and they are lovely. I had never used any baking soda before. The kids love them and I could eat the whole batch (before they wake up) - but I won't! :o)

  2. Wow I tried this too and never thought of using baking soda. They were so light and fluffy. Thanks heaps. Would love to see more recipes.

  3. Hi, how many does this recipe make?

    1. Hi Sarah. I made these in the weekend with my girls and we got 9 good, decent sized ones from this recipe. Hope that helps x

  4. Can u use all purpose flour rather than self rising??

    1. Absolutely. Just add one teaspoon of baking powder per cup of standard flour x

  5. I've finally found the most amazing piklets ever tasted. Kids and hubby won't eat other piklets. Delicious and thank you

  6. These are the BEST pikelets I have ever made!!! After so many too thick, too thin, no taste, really dense, these are light and fluffy and juat the right way to eat a pikelet. Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe 😊

  7. I doubled the recipe omg delicious

  8. This is my new favourite pikelet recipe. Yummy and so fluffy!!